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Pelham Art Center Hosts 'Migration Narratives' Exhibit

Eliana Pérez' "Brewing" is part of the "Migration Narratives" exhibition.
Eliana Pérez' "Brewing" is part of the "Migration Narratives" exhibition. Video Credit: Courtesy YouTube User pesky3d

PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Pelham Art Center is hosting a group exhibition featuring sculpture, installation, drawing, painting and video from seven artists.

The exhibition, known as "Migration Narratives," runs through March 29 at the Pelham Art Center at 155 Fifth Ave. in Pelham. It features "stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another," representatives said.

"They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another," Pelham Art Center representatives said. "Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding --- slavery, captivity, oppression ---- to something that was completely unknown and new --- self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life----and both types of narratives are deeply human.  When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families, and individuals, as they move through time and across time, to new places."

Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Doug Jeck, María Noël, Eliana Pérez and Christopher Smith are the featured artists of the exhibition and their work aims to "reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being," representatives said.

Art historian Lisa A. Banner, a visiting associate professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, is the independent curator for the exhibition.

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